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Comet ISON: What We've Learned

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Comet ISON: What We've Learned

Scientists were able to use space-based observations to find high carbon concentrations in Comet ISON before its untimely demise.

Disappointing highest hopes and frustrating skygazers around the Northern Hemisphere, Comet ISON did not survive perihelion. But the comet’s untimely death didn’t prevent scientists from studying it. In an American Geophysical Union (AGU) press conference last week, an international panel of scientists representing several different spacecraft reported preliminary scientific results from observations of the now-defunct comet. It turns out ISON was much smaller than previously believed and had a surprising amount of carbon.

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I was so looking forward to seeing that comet up in the sky. :cry:

I'm glad they did get some data out of it before it got flash fried.

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